E-Sick Leave – Practical Use
One of the major 2015 innovations is the long expected e-sick leave implementation that is practically in use from the beginning of the year replacing the well-known paper proof of temporary labor incapability.
The e-sick leave represents a key step ahead in the local government’s plans for a more tangible use of online administrative services. The introduction of e-register of sick leaves and respective appeal decisions reduces the technical time needed for the overall performance of these procedures – from documentary issue to payment execution.
The online release and submission of sick leaves is performed entirely by the GP representatives that use specially designed By the National Social Security Institute data base software.
Thanks to the available features of the Internet-based e-sick software system there are many positive effects for each of the participating parties. The key advantages could be summarized as follows:
• Faster submission and handle of sick leaves that result in faster payment execution (i.e. practically faster money transfer realization).
• Less administrative cost for submission and handle of sick leaves.
• Less bureaucratic procedures through avoidance of physical e-sick leaves movement to respective territorial NSSI offices.
• Less administrative cost for copy & print of sick leaves.
• Better overall control over the sick leave submission process through real-time access to the e-register information.
An exception in this procedure are the sick leaves issued by specialized territorial expert medical commissions (TEMC) which decisions are to be submitted in the usual manner – with no e-aspect in the technical procedure.
Doubtless, e-sick leave submission will considerably enhance the complicated bureaucratic process of temporary labor incapability documentary proof – an indisputable right as per the Labor legislation. Besides, this innovation is to improve the overall business climate perception demonstrating the government’s will for bureaucracy reduction and more tangible e-government.